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      Businesses speak job creation in the Keweenaw

      The Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance held their monthly meeting Wednesday morning to hear about job creation in the Keweenaw.

      DA Glass America President and CEO, Steve Williams, spoke with KEDA members about their new facility by the Houghton County Memorial Airport. DA Glass America is a company that chemically treats glass panels to be anti-reflective.

      These panels can be used for greenhouses and street lighting, among other things. Williams says that the company's goal is to bring in over 100 new jobs to the area over the course of three years, hiring mainly locally.

      "Our company wants to be a part of the community," said Williams. "We want to be able to provide and help provide additional jobs for this area, as we've seen so many things that have failed here that there's a lot of people that need some support."

      The company is hoping to have hired around 30 people by the end of the year.